Famous Deaths for Year 1953

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 174

Jan 1st - Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29
Jan 4th - Arthur Hoyt, actor (Gold Rush Gertie, Lost World), dies at 78
Jan 7th - Osa Johnson, American explorer (b. 1894)
Jan 8th - Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer, dies at 78
Jan 8th - Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)
Jan 9th - Hans Aanrud, Norwegian author (Storken), dies at 89
Jan 10th - Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
Jan 11th - Ernst H Ridder Rappard, Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53
Jan 11th - Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 58
Jan 11th - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
Jan 12th - Simeon Roncal, composer, dies at 82
Jan 13th - Paul Niggli, Swiss Mineralogist (crystal structures), dies at 64
Jan 15th - Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer, dies at 76
Jan 24th - [Karl R] Gerd von Rundstedt, gen-field marshal (Normandy), dies at 77
Jan 26th - Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank WilliamsCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams (Jan 1st) Jan 26th - Athanase David, French Canadian politician and businessman (b. 1882)
Jan 28th - James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)
Jan 28th - Derek Bentley (b. 1933) (executed)
Jan 30th - Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 68
Feb 2nd - Gustav Strube, composer, dies at 85
Feb 4th - Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60
Feb 8th - Cliff Clark, actor (Golden Hoofs, Kid Glove Killer), dies at 63
Feb 24th - Karl R G von Rundstedt, Germ gen-field marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77
Feb 25th - Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer, dies at 49
Feb 26th - Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
Mar 1st - Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard, painter/lithographer/etcher, dies
Mar 2nd - Jim Lightbody, American runner (b. 1882)
Mar 3rd - James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77
Mar 5th - Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-53), dies at 73
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (Mar 5th) Mar 5th - Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), dies at 61
Mar 5th - Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)
Mar 10th - Charles Gordon Curtis, inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
Mar 14th - Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia, dies at 56
Mar 17th - Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer, dies at 73
Mar 20th - Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60
Mar 22nd - James Anderson II, (Jo-Northern Exposure), dies
Mar 23rd - Raoul Dufy, painter, Forcalquier, France
Mar 24th - Mary, [Victoria Mary] of Teck, Queen of Great Britain and consort of George V, dies at 85
Mar 24th - Felix M Abel, French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74
Mar 24th - Mary, queen of Great-Britain/North-Ireland, dies at 85
Mar 26th - Albert Spalding, composer, dies at 64
Mar 27th - Narciso Garay, composer, dies at 76
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe (Mar 28th) Mar 28th - Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), dies at 64
Mar 30th - Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer, dies at 75
Apr 2nd - Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56
Apr 4th - Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), dies at 59
Apr 4th - Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author, dies at 93
Apr 6th - Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
Apr 11th - Kid Nichols, American baseball player (b. 1869)
Apr 14th - Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84
Apr 20th - Erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62
Apr 22nd - Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N], Dutch writer, dies at 75
Apr 29th - Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La souris boiteuse), dies at 62
May 4th - Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic, dies at 60
May 4th - Thomas Tertius Noble, composer, dies at 85
May 7th - Ormerod Pearse, cricketer (55 runs & 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies
May 11th - Jean Adair, dies at 80
May 14th - Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/US painter/etcher, dies at 59
May 16th - Django Reinhardt, Belgian musician (b. 1910)
May 17th - Eric De Lamarter, composer, dies at 73
May 18th - Tom Killick, cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies
May 19th - Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish gen/min of War, dies at 79
May 22nd - Vaclav Klicka, composer, dies at 70
May 24th - Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
May 27th - Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (b. 1868)
May 28th - Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer (b. 1904)
May 29th - Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
May 30th - George Barnes, cinematographer, dies at 60
May 30th - Dooley Wilson, American musician and actor (b. 1886)
Jun 5th - Bill Tilden, tennis champ, dies at 60
Jun 5th - Roland Young, actor (David Copperfield, Irene, Dulcy), dies at 65
Jun 5th - William Farnum, actor (Drifter, Scarlet Letter), dies at 76
Jun 8th - Godfrey Tearle, actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), dies at 68
Jun 9th - Ugo Betti, dramatist, dies
Jun 10th - Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer, dies at 73
Jun 16th - Margaret Bondfield, English politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), dies at 80
Jun 17th - Walter Niemann, composer, dies at 76
Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel RosenbergAlleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg (Jun 19th) Jun 19th - Ethel Rosenberg, executed at Sing Sing, in 5 tries
Jun 19th - Julius Rosenberg, NYC, 1st US civilian executed for espionage at 37
Jun 20th - Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
Jun 25th - Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
Jun 29th - Jules van Nuffel, composer, dies at 70
Jun 30th - Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79
Jun 30th - Gote Carlid, composer, dies at 32
Jun 30th - Charles William Miller, father of football in Brazil (b. 1874)
Jul 1st - Azzedine Bey, Tunisian heir to the throne, murdered
Jul 1st - Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist, dies
Jul 10th - Sidney Homer, composer, dies at 88
Jul 12th - Joseph Jongen, Belgian composer, dies at 79
Alleged Soviet Spy Julius RosenbergAlleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg (Jun 19th) Jul 12th - Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer, dies at 79
Jul 15th - Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios (b.1882)
Jul 16th - Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
Jul 17th - Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer, dies at 65
Jul 17th - Maude K Adams, US actress (Little Minister), dies
Jul 18th - Lucy Booth, Daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1868)
Jul 20th - Dumarsaid Estime, President of Haiti (b. 1900)
Jul 20th - Jan Struther, British author (b. 1901)
Jul 22nd - Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), dies at 55
Jul 26th - Nikolaos Plastiras, Greece premier (1945-50, 51-2), dies
Jul 31st - Robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63
Aug 11th - Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies
Aug 13th - Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80
Aug 15th - Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)
Aug 17th - Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66
Aug 22nd - Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)
Aug 27th - Nicolai Berezowsky, composer, dies at 53
Aug 30th - Dimitar Nenov, composer, dies at 51
Sep 1st - Bernard O'Dowd, Australian poet (b. 1866)
Sep 2nd - Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. general (b. 1883)
Sep 5th - Richard Walther Darré, Nazi politician, one of the leading 'blood and soil' ideologists (b. 1895)
Sep 12th - Frederick Kuys, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898), dies
Sep 12th - Lewis Stone, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies of heart attack at 73
Sep 12th - Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (b. 1884)
Sep 13th - Lewis Stone, actor (Just This Once, Key to the City), dies at 73
Sep 15th - Jacques Thibaud, French violinist, dies
Sep 16th - Colin G Fink, US chemist (electro-chemistry), dies
Sep 17th - Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature critic, dies at 80
Sep 17th - Henry Holden Huss, composer, dies at 91
Sep 18th - Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (b. 1927)
Sep 21st - Roger Quilter, British composer, dies at 75
Sep 22nd - William Brann, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa), dies
Sep 24th - Berthold Viertel, writer, dies at 68
Sep 25th - Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria poet (Iron Verses), dies
Sep 26th - Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (b. 1895)
Sep 27th - Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter/caricaturist, dies at 72
Astronomer Edwin HubbleAstronomer Edwin Hubble (Sep 28th) Sep 28th - Edwin Hubble, American astronomer, first to announce existence of other galaxies, dies at 63
Oct 3rd - Arnold Bax, British composer, dies at 69
Oct 3rd - Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Brit composer (Coronation March), dies at 69
Oct 3rd - Arnold Bax, English composer (b. 1883)
Oct 3rd - Florence Sabin, American Physician, dies at 82
Oct 5th - Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64
Oct 6th - Porter Hall, actor (Half-Breed, Double Indenity), dies at 64
Oct 8th - Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
Oct 8th - Nigel Bruce, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), dies at 58
Oct 13th - Millard Mitchell, actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), dies at 50
Oct 18th - Douwe Kalma, Fries literature/christian-socialist, dies at 57
Oct 18th - Federico Gerdes, composer, dies at 80
Oct 20th - Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)
Oct 23rd - Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism), dies at 83
Oct 24th - Ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74
Oct 27th - Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer, dies at 71
Oct 27th - Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)
Oct 29th - William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)
Oct 30th - Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71
Nov 4th - Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, composer, dies at 89
Nov 6th - John Parsons Beach, composer, dies at 76
Nov 8th - Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83
Nov 8th - John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66
Nov 9th - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud, founder of Saudi Arabia, dies at about 73
Nov 9th - Dylan Thomas, author-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39

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